About Treetops Hunting Lodge

Treetops has a wealth of knowledge in the field. Our guides are well versed in hunting and guiding all over New Zealand having hunted many species across the country.

Dave Robinson

Dave Goodman : Treetops Guide
Dave has grown up with a strong affiliation for the outdoors and a passion for hunting and fishing. A ‘Southern’ man, Dave was born in South Otago, New Zealand and lives now in Rotorua with his wife and four children. Dave is a professional Gamekeeper, and this is reflected in his current professional role of head Gamekeeper and Guide at Treetops Lodge. Dave believes there is nothing that gives me more pleasure than to take a hunter, wither novice or professional and achieve their trophy animal.

He has extensive experience managing and working on privately owned estates in New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA - all with an emphasis on the habitat, hunt and game management. Dave holds a Diploma in Game Wildlife and Habitat Management and a National Certificate in Game Keeping and Water Keeping. Most recently Dave held the position of Head Gamekeeper of the 654 acre Equine Estate, and undertaker roles in the United Kingdom on the Marrington Estate and Duke of Roxburgh, Floors Castle Estate. Dave has also recently completed a head Gamekeeper consultancy role with Beckhurst Estate, Idaho USA – advising on development, planned shoots and husbandry of their eighteen thousand pheasants and partridges.

Dave now combines his focus on guest satisfaction and relationships with his knowledge of hunting and fishing and strong conviction to protect and enhance Treetops forest environment. “To complement a great days hunting - is enjoying a New Zealand wine around the lodge fireplace. This is where lifelong friendships are formed sharing hunting stories”

“I am privileged to work with a team of experienced hunting and fishing guides, allowing me to match the guide with the guest, providing an outdoor experience that will linger in the memory of the hunter/angler for a lifetime.

“I am passionate for the New Zealand countryside and all the animals that roam within it” Dave Goodman

"A challenging hunt in one of the most beautiful locations in the world with the absolute finest food and accommodations. Treetops Lodge is an annex to heaven."

James Wayne
Texas, USA

"Great family vacation!"

Frank Finn
Massachusetts, USA

"I’m attracted to the Kiwis and their mindset. What an open and friendly country. Reminds me of the people at home (Nebraska). Come visit us sometime!"

Bruce & Beth Forney
Nebraska, USA

"Experience of a lifetime combining the sport of hunting with all the luxury of a top-line resort."

Jimmy Jones
Virginia, USA

"Heaps of fun — guide outstanding."

Jay Paulson
California, USA

"Treetops — a hidden jewel in New Zealand."

Rob Castro
California, USA

"Treetops — if you are after 'etched memories' that will last a lifetime."

Mark Conklin
Georgia, USA

"A total hunting experience with memories that will last a lifetime. If you want the hunt of a lifetime, go to Treetops."

Larry Young
Texas, USA

"Beautiful country, great animals, surreal experience."

Derry Dobson
Texas, USA

"Treetops, your one-stop New Zealand destination for hunting, fishing, sightseeing and shopping!"

Mike Thompson
Arizona, USA
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Contact Us
Email: info@treetops.co.nz
Telephone: +64 7 333 2066
Facsimile: +64 7 333 2065
Postal Address
351 Kearoa Road, RD1,
Horohoro, Rotorua, 3077
New Zealand
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